Ali (actor)

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Birth name Ali Basha
Born (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 46)[1]
Rajahmundry, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Spouse Zubeda Sultana Begum
(m.1994–present (03 children))
Parent(s) Mohammed Basha
Zaitun Bibi

Ali is a South Indian actor who has acted in more than 1000 films in the Telugu, Tamil and Bollywood film industries. He is a regular actor in Puri Jagannath and Pawan Kalyan movies. The Academy of Global Peace conferred an honorary doctorate on Ali on 25 May 2013 at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Early life[edit]

Ali was born in a poor family in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was a tailor and his mother was a housewife. He has one brother named Khayyum, who is also an actor. He married on 23 January 1994 at Mandapeta,and has two daughters and a son (Mohd. Fathima Rameezun, Mohd Abdul Subhan & Zuveria Meethi)


Ali came into the movie industry with the help of Jitu Mohan Mitra, Rajahmundry's musical company. He went to Chennai when director Bharathi Raja was looking for child actors for his movie "Seethakoka Chiluka", and was given a role. As a child Ali acted in several movies. When he was too old to be a child actor he became a comedian in Tollywood.

Director S. V. Krishna Reddy gave him comic roles in his movies, creating new roles for him. Ali developed his own style, which was popularly known as Chaata. Ali acted in Kannada movie Super (2010 Kannada film).

Ali is a brand ambassador for anti-itching medicine Manmohan Jaadoo Malaam. He became host for a talkie show called Ali Talkies in MAA TV and ATM in Gemini TV.[2]


Year Award Category Film Result
2003 Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Comedian Award (Telugu) Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Won
2005 Super Won
2012 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian Ishq Nominated


2nd south indian international movie awards balupu


Main article: Ali filmography

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Birthday Exclusive: Ali". Deccan Chronicle. 11 October 2014. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
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